Ray Evans Seminar

This year's Ray Evans Seminar is April 14-16. Our guest speaker is Dr. Scot McKnight and the topic is "Revelation for the Rest of Us," focusing on content from his most recent book with the same title. 

You can learn more about sessions, the speaker, and our annual seminar below. 

FREE childcare is available, but you must sign up ahead of time.  If you need childcare, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP or call the church office at 405-321-0788.

FRI. & SAT. (4/14/23-4/15/23)


7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Reading Revelation As If for the First Time: Revelation and Imagination


9:30 am to 10:15 am      The Playbill of Revelation: Babylon!

10:15 am to 10:30 am    Break

10:30 am to 11:15 am    The Dramatic Narrative for the Characters: The Drama of Revelation

11:15 am to 11:30 am    Break

11:30 am to 12:00 pm    Q&A Session

A special event held only for college students on Saturday:

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm        Christian Nationalism and the Book of Revelation: A Conversation with Dr. Scot McKnight and Dr. Samuel Perry

SUNDAY (4/16/23)

All adult Bible classes will meet in the auditorium for a combined class led by Dr. McKnight.


Bible Class at 9:00 am   Living in Babylon: Babylon in the Seven Churches

Worship at 10:00 am     Discipleship for Dissidents Today: A Manifesto for Dissident Disciples

Dr. Scot McKnight

Dr. Scot McKnight is a world-renowned speaker, writer, professor, and equipper of the Church. He is a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for New Testament Studies. Dr. McKnight currently teaches at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois.


A sought after speaker, he has been interviewed on several radio and television programs as well as spoken at numerous local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the United States and around the world, including Oklahoma Christian University, Abilene Christian University, Lipscomb University, and Pepperdine University. 


A prolific writer, Dr. McKnight has written several New Testament commentaries. His most recent books include Reading Romans Backwards, Pastor Paul, A Church Called Tov, and Revelation for the Rest of Us. His translation of the New Testament is due to be released in June.


Scot and his wife Kris reside in Libertyville, Illinois.

Ray Evans Seminar & Library

Ray Evans was a minister, missionary, scholar, and teacher. He preached at University Church of Christ which later merged with Central Church of Christ to form Alameda Church of Christ. Working diligently with college students, Ray believed teaching God’s word would encourage the next generation of teachers to dig deeper and reach farther. Ray had a master’s degree in Old Testament Studies, was working on his PhD in Communications, was a preaching minister, and a missionary in The Hague, Netherlands, but his passion was teaching. He joined the Preston Road School of Preaching as a professor to share his experience and encourage the next generation of preaching ministers. His students experienced great loss when Ray and three of his colleagues were killed in a plane crash on February 22, 1979.  

This seminar and the Ray Evans Library at Alameda are memorials of his passion for teaching and encouraging students of the Bible. Those who are searching will find answers they seek, and Ray wanted to share his appetite for the Bible with those around him. His wife, JoAnn Belknap, has continued to remember his diligence and shares it with others in this annual Bible seminar.  

Every year, a Bible scholar comes to Alameda to share his area of Biblical knowledge in celebration of Ray Evans’ dedication. His legacy lives on in the loved ones he left behind who share with us his hunger for teaching and learning together in the family of Christ.